Jonathan Meiburg: Communicating the harmonies of art and science

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Please join musician, author, and researcher Jonathan Meiburg for a presentation followed by a Q&A with Planet Forward Founder Frank Sesno.

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Presented in partnership with GW's Writing in the Disciplines program.

Jonathan Meiburg, lead singer and songwriter of acclaimed band Shearwater (Matador/Sub Pop), is also a writer and researcher whose travels have led him to some of the world’s most remote places, including the Falkland Islands, the vanishing forests of Madagascar and Guyana, and the Chatham Islands of New Zealand. His book, "A Most Remarkable Creature: the Incredible Journey of the World's Most Intelligent Bird of Prey" (Knopf, 2021), describes South America’s wildlife and landscapes through the eyes of the crow-like falcons called caracaras and of Victorian naturalist William Henry Hudson.

As both an artist and an observer of the natural world, Meiburg has a keen insight to the way art and science harmonize with one another—and how both shape what it means to be human. This event will feature a talk from Meiburg titled "The Moth and the Milky Way: Notes on Science, Art, and Where We Really Are," followed by a Q&A moderated by Planet Forward Founder Frank Sesno.

Event photo by Sarah Cass, courtesy Sub Pop Records.

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Effective environmental and science communication is needed now more than ever.

Planet Forward, a project of George Washington University's School of Media and Public Affairs, teaches, celebrates, and rewards environmental storytelling by college students. It is the premier engagement tool for GW’s many sustainability initiatives.

Engaging a diverse audience of college students from across the country, Planet Forward uses storytelling, media, and educational events to tell the stories of invention and innovation that can move the planet forward.

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